For the past two years, social networking came in second when the tracker concluded its run (this year it will end on Feb.17), and different terms related to social media have been in the top ten over the past several years, with their popularity, or, in this case, unpopularity, growing. 

The tracker is of course not scientific, and judging by some of the tweets, there’s plenty of sarcasm to the posts—people want to give up “Catholicism,” “Lent” itself, and even “hope.” But the totals do suggest that many people are feeling social media fatigue, and see it as a detrimental force in their lives. 

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